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Remembering G. Fox & Co.

Remembering G. Fox & Co.

If you have lived in Connecticut long enough, you will have heard about the iconic G. Fox & Co. Department Store.  In the 1950s this was the landmark department store in Hartford.  On May 20th at 1:00 p.m., the Case Memorial Library, courtesy of the Friends celebration of its 25th anniversary, will host Joel Waxman, a volunteer at the Connecticut Historical Society, who will discuss how G. Fox “touched people’s personal history”.  He will also talk about his admiration for Beatrice Fox Auerbach whose accomplishments were significant on both the local and national levels.  Born in 1887, she became president of the company upon the death of her father in 1927.  During her tenure she instituted “forward-looking innovations including free delivery service, a toll-free telephone order department and fully automated billing”.  She died in 1968.  Beatrice Fox Auerbach was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame in 1994.

You are invited to hear about this remarkable philanthropist, workplace reformer, and “woman in business”.  Please make your reservation in person at the library or call 203.891.2171.

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